January 07 2016 07:00AM
The 1987-88 season will forever live in franchise folklore as easily the most significant in team history. It was one in which the Oilers hoisted their fourth Stanley Cup in five seasons, capping a dominating 16-2 playoff performance with a four-game sweep of the Boston Bruins on May 26, 1988.
January 05 2016 09:00AM
As a whipping boy and lightning rod for over-the-top criticism and misplaced frustration by fans for whom crash and bang is the measure of a player’s worth, Tom Poti got kicked around by the faithful of the Edmonton Oilers long before anybody had even heard of Tom Gilbert, Jeff Petry or Justin Schultz.
December 31 2015 07:00AM
Of course the Edmonton Oilers blew their brains out at the 1995 NHL Entry Draft when they took Steve Kelly instead of Shane Doan or Jarome Iginla with the sixth overall pick. Kelly played only 149 games in the NHL, just 27 of those with the Oilers, while Doan and Iginla are still playing today.
December 30 2015 09:23AM
If you’re wondering what Igor Kravchuk is doing on this list of Top 100 Edmonton Oilers or had forgotten about him altogether, you’re probably not alone. Kravchuk was a very good player, but he had terrible timing – he toiled for some completely forgettable Oiler teams in the mid-1990s.
December 28 2015 12:11PM
So, the Edmonton Oilers traded goaltender Ben Scrivens, a young man who is the dictionary definition of a model citizen, to the Montreal Canadiens for forward Zack Kassian, who is without question something less than that. The Oilers traded a good guy for a bad guy. What are we to make of this?